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Canker Sore Under Tongue
White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?
Oral Discomfort: It appears as though you may be suffering from dehydration related to your "intestinal issues". This may stress your body enough that you develop canker sores or oral lesions that resemble them. However, "sores" under the tongue should be examined thoroughly by a dentist, oral surgeon or oral pathologist to eliminate the possibility of a potentially more serious condition. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Might throat sore: If you are prone to recurrent canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) they can also occur in the throat. Also recurrent aphthous can occur during times of stress such as getting a routine viral sore throat. Aphthous ulcers can be effectively treated with dental lasers. Http://www. Laserdentistbaltimore. Com/mouth-ulcer-and-cold-sore-laser-treat ...Read more
Time & Ointments: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same, but size and location can distinguish them. In a healthy individual, they usually go away in 10-14 days. You can go to a drugstore and check for different ointments that may help with the sensitivity. Salt water rinses 5-6x/day may help some too. ...Read more
My baby girl has a canker sore under her tongue that hasn't gone away for several weeks. What's the best way to treat it?
See pediatrician: See her pediatrician so you can get the right treatment. ...Read more
Can a canker sore be under tongue, off to the side, around red area & be a slightly raised short oval shaped sensitive but not really painful spot?
Ulcer: It sounds like an aphthous ulcer, would recommend seeing an ENT or dermatologist. Sometimes these can be due to viruses. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a canker sore under my tongue and its hurting bad more each day, please tell me what can I do to ease the pain/promote healing?
See a dentist: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. There are special rinses that contain anesthetic solutions that can help with the pain. Avoid spicy and acidic food. Avoid trauma to the area soft diet. ...Read more
Is it safe to order silver nitrate sticks online and apply it to a canker sore under my tongue without going to the dentist?
Not good idea: I suppose you could do that, but I would not advise it. Silver nitrate sticks work well for active bleeding, but likely would not do much more that make this sore hurt more and possibly delay healing. Better to rinse with salt water. You can apply orajel to the area for comfort while eating if needed. Dry with cotton tip and apply. Anything stronger and you risk increased irritation. ...Read more
I have never gotten a canker sore under my tongue before only on my lip in front of my teeth. Is this worse than others?
No: Just may be more painful when you move your tongue. ...Read more
I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.
2 separate problems: 1. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease and need to see a dentist. 2. Canker sore, nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more
Try this: There are several over the counter medications developed to control canker sores. For those who prefer not to medicate you may try hene laser. The spot should be on the lesion for 30 seconds and cover the adjacent tissue. For more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores there is also a link to photos. ...Read more
How long until I get tongue lesion examined? Probably just canker sore so how long should I wait and see if it naturally go away before I should worry
14 days: If the lesion has not resolved in 14 days, have it evaluated ...Read more
7-10 days: Usually 7- 10 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Alternative:Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more
See your dentist: A dentist can help you with the pain and can help speed healing time if. It is a canker sore. A visual exam will confirm the problem and get you on your way to feeling better. ...Read more
Biopsy: A lesion like this cannot be identified without observation and a biopsy which is a small sample of the lesion. It can usually be done with local anesthesia. Due to the location of the lesion you must take this very seriously and have it checked. If your dentist does not do that procedure see an oral surgeon. DO NOT DELAY. ...Read more
See a dentist:
Are you sure it is a canker sore? How long has it been present? Need to have it checked to rule out
pathology. ...Read more
I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?
What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?
Difficult: Treating of lesions on tongue is difficult because it is hard to get medications to stay on tongue with its actions and functions. If it is a canker sore, you can apply an ointment or tincture like zilactin or kancaid that will cauterize the lesion reducing pain and start it to heal. It should resolve in a few days if not see dentist. ...Read more
I have a canker sore that's persistent for more than 4 weeks on the tip of my tongue. White in collour.
Oral Lesion: Any oral lesion that has not resolved on its own within a two week period should be investigated. Please call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?
Location, location: Depending on multiple factors, including location, canker sores can be anything from mildly annoying to extremely painful. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, (and this is important) see your Dentist ...Read more
When I get a canker sore I bite them off and I have a habit of just biting my tongue until it’s raw. How could I possibly resolve this problem?
See MD or DDS: While I can tell you the basic differences between the two and you can Google if for further information as well as photos, ONLY by seeing a trained health care professional, whether it's a physician or a dentist can you be sure. ...Read more
What to do if I have a huge canker sore on my tongue and it hurts, how can I prevent canker sores?
Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
Is it normal to get a canker sore on my tongue frenulum? How would I know if it's something more?
Time: If the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse, see your doctor or dentist about it. Canker sores usually resolve in 10 days or less. ...Read more
I've had a canker sore on my tongue for over two months on and off, it seems to actually pop up on the left side, then the right. Yes, I drink & smoke?
Canker sore: Consult an oral surgeon to find out what's causing your canker sores. ...Read more
I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?
Tongue canker sore?:
Check with your dentist to make sure exactly what the lesion really is. Canker sores do not normally occur on the tongue.
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. You can get orabase ointment to place on the sore before eating to mitigate the pain. ...Read more
Personally, if the aphthous ulcer is causing a great deal of pain, then I laser treat it. I similarly treat hsv (cold sores) at early stages to speed resolution and decrease sensitivity.
Palliative treatment is all that really can be done. If lesion is something other than "canker sore", observation and/or biopsy might be recommended. ...Read more
Self heals: Canker sores appear on the movable tissues in your mouth. They self resolve by 2 weeks. You can cover it with zilactin, which you can purchase at a drugstore. It covers and sticks to the canker sore for several hours and promotes healing and reduces the discomfort. ...Read more